It is well documented that solar energy can be an effective means of cleaning contaminated water. This is because ultraviolet (UV) light destroys the formation of DNA linkages in microorganisms, thereby preventing them from reproducing and thus rendering them harmless.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:South KoreaRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
As a government-funded research institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea, the mission of Korea Institute of Materials and Science KIMS is to comprehensively facilitate R&D, test, evaluate and provide technical support in order to promote innovative technology and industrial development. Important research achievements related to climate technology include Plasma-Treated Albaca fiber reinforced composites for industrial application.
- Type:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Europe/CopenhagenOrganiser:
CTCN Network Member, Quercus Group, organised a webinar on "Sustainable cities – the Copenhagen Story: Copenhagen 2025 Climate Plan, Copenhagen Climate Adaptation Plan – and Clusters as a tool for climate adaptation".
- Type:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Europe/CopenhagenOrganiser:
The objective of the AEC is to break down systemic barriers that inhibit the adoption of innovation. One of the major challenges in the energy industry is the complex nature of the dynamics between higher levels of government (e.g.
Fuel cells are used to produce electricity. They are considered a promising technology to replace conventional combustion engines in vehicles. Fuel cells may also replace batteries in portable electronic equipment. The most widely used types of fuel cells for mobile devices are Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells (PEM FC) which are often used in vehicles, and Direct Methanol fuel cells, used in portable applications. PEM fuel cells use hydrogen or certain alcohols such as methanol as fuel.
Under the anaerobic (oxygen free) conditions of landfill sites, organic waste is broken down by micro-organisms, leading to the formation of landfill gas (LFG). LFG is a gaseous mixture which consists mostly of methane and carbon dioxide, but also of a small amount of hydrogen and occasionally trace levels of hydrogen sulphide.
Hybrid technology systems combine two or more technologies with the aim to achieve efficient systems. Possible combinations are: wind-solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid systems, wind-diesel hybrid systems, fuel cell-gas turbine hybrid systems, wind-fuel cell hybrid systems, etc. (see the short descriptions below). Hybrid systems combine numerous electricity production and storage units to meet the energy demands of a given facility or community (Solar Energy Technologies Program, 2006).
CTCN assisted Brazil in the internationalization of the Brazilian hydrogen energy research and development networkType:NewsPublication date:
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) assisted Brazil in the internationalization of the Brazilian Hydrogen Association in cooperation with the European Hydrogen Association (EHA). The final workshop “Global interaction and the use of natural resources for the hydrogen production” took place during the 22nd World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC 2018) in Brazil, Rio
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:JapanRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge Partner
The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.